Bravas Bar de Tapas

4.7
1322 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

Bravas serves traditional Spanish dishes along with tapas-style dining and has been named in the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Sit out on the covered patio any time of the year and enjoy a chilled Tapa of Salmorejo soup or tuna belly salad. Join a group of friends indoors at Bravas while dining on a warm Tapa of bacon wrapped dates with blue cheese, warm bacalao on wood grilled flatbread or the Pocket Creak Duck Egg served sunnyside up with Chorizo cracklings and toast. Other menu items include Monterey Calamari served with salsa verde, blackened lamb porterhouse or the skirt steak with red onion marmalade and Valdeón Cheese.

Bravas offers a large selection of local and Spanish wines, sangrias and Spain inspired cocktails that will not only quench your thirst but will complement your food perfectly and authentically.

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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TammyK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This reminded us of an experience we had in Barcelona Spain. We had many tapas which were all excellent and the service was also excellent. We sat outside on the patio around 7:00 p.m. so it was neither too hot nor too cold. The drinks are also amazing!

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vipMealsmama
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas plates. Friendly server. Outdoor venue is casual and comfortable.

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MinglingMike
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A fun place with a lot of food choices. We enjoyed all the dishes. The patio is nice but a little crowded. The busboy was a little too quick and took some food and utensils before we were finished. Made us feel rushed to turn the table. There’s a lot of choices to dine so we likely won’t rush back. Still it’s very good food for a fair price.

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Rose
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was wonderful. I wish I knew her name! Music from bar was strange, however. Instead of rock noise, how about Spanish guitar and the like. Makes more sense, don't you think.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Karina our waitress was very nice and helpful. Recommend going

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vipOneshtchi
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had later reservations and came in earlier. They were extremely accommodating and we got in!
We didn’t order right. The salad was delicious, the sangria was just ok. The pig ears, had a sauce on them that was too tart. Just the pig ears well done with an alioi sauce would be better.
Fun restaurant, good service, I just need to choose better items.

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, amazing food, delicious cocktails. My only complaint are the flies buzzing around everywhere.

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vipCyrAnn
Italy
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience!!!! Will definitely be back and will tell our friends.
Everything was so delicious. It was a true explosion of food deliciousness!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. It’s been a favorite for years - great food, great set up and staff is always friendly. Can’t wait to go back already!

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vipScottS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service, awesome vibe. Just a fantastic meal and experience.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Vicjim
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Spanish Tapas dishes!
Every dish was next level. The grilled Octopus was out of this world. We will back!

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Bistro
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place in town! Locals and regulars

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Paul
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Paella presented and tasted much more like a jambalaya- not nearly enough saffron. All other plates we ordered were just ok.

Server was fantastic which saved the evening from being a complete disappointment.

WILLI’S seafood is a much better option for this type of meal.

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JoyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of tapas,fun atmosphere, good service!

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vipWP81
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic. Will definitely be back next time we are in Healdsburg. So many other things on the menu I would want to try!

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ValerieP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. The server was happy to be there and knew the menu well. I gave 4 stars for ambience because they first seated us in direct sun with out an umbrella. However, the server moved us as soon as she had an empty table.

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SonjaS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Especially the octopus. Great meal in a friendly place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food. Thank you!

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vipPatrick
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique and amazing food. Fantastic experience overall. Just prepare to dress appropriately if it's a hot day on the patio.

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HollyT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had a reservation for 6 and were seated in the window where flies were swarming. When we noticed an outside table we asked to move there but were told it was reserved. Well we had a reservation and were there, the other party was not! We did get moved to a table under a fan, which did help alleviate the fly problem. The food came out quickly and was delicious, as was the sangria! I chose this restaurant because one in our party is gluten-free. She was able to find dishes to suit her.

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ShannonE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, and amazing service. Perfect outside dining area.

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vipelizabethb
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing setting. The best time. Period.

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vipcmojsf
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great except for the flies 🙃🪰

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. So worth the splurge. I can't stop from ordering more dishes! Each one is incredible. And the drinks are delicious too.

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AllanJ
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding place to eat.The menu selection is creative and delivers tasty items. The staff was outstanding explaining the unusual items on the menu. A must stop for anyone visiting Healdsburg

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DanV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We had a reservation for 1:15 and were seated on time. Excellent selection on the menu and perfect advice from our server. Excellent value for the entire experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server extremely knowledgeable regarding food allergies and which items were safe.

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
239 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Excellent choices with wide variety of menu items. Fine wines and drinks. We highly recommend check this place out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love tapas! Loved their turn on same!

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vipMaxwell
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love dining at Bravas and tasting all the Spanish tapas the menu offers. Their patio is the perfect place to enjoy a lovely lunch.

Today we started off with Duncan’s mushrooms that were so flavorful. Then, we had the lamb burgers that were perfectly cooked. We also enjoyed the crispy bacalao cigarillos with Romesco allioli. Of course, we had to order the paella that is as good as the paella we ate in Spain.

We are locals and continually find Bravas to be an excellent restaurant to patronize. The staff is always attentive and the Spanish wines great. We highly recommend dining here for a fun experience.

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MarilynW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The goat cheese toast was amazing. On several dishes we had, if they had held back on half of the olive oil drizzle, it would be much better.

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CraigH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere...are one of our favorites in Northern California. We love the restaurant and highly recommend it.

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vipDougR
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined on the back porch in scorching heat. Even though s ate dinner the shade, the fans only moved hot air. But can’t fault Bravas for the weather. Can blame them for delicious food that took our minds off the boiling day. Everything was a delight, including the sangria made in house. Try the scallops, the spinach ( a staple of every Stark restaurant), clams Nd crispy pig ears. Finish up with hot rum balls and soft serve ice cream. Bring your appetite (and your wallet) and enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Flys gross

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vipkab007
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Incredible small plates, however, we visited on a pretty hot day. Even though we were seated inside, it was very uncomfortable and the flies were crazy.

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KentA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try the croquettes and curried cauliflower. The tropical thunder is yummy as well!

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Christel
Houston
1 review